There's more than meets the eye with each of these pretty printed party dresses (say that 10 times fast). It's not just the patterns we love, but what those patterns do for our figures. Playing with contrast seaming and graphic printing, each of these dresses shapes and sculpts, slimming our middles and shaving inches off of our hips. You might think you can't get away with a body-conscious knit or figure-flaunting sheath, but we promise, these patterns were made to flatter. The wash of florals or eye-catching optics are just a bonus — a very welcome alternative to our staple LBDs for any holiday soiree. But don't take our word for it; click on to peruse and shop a few of our favorites, and see just why they'll become your wardrobe secret weapon.